Why Executive Experience Counts

Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 11:46 PM
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  • Imagine if this had happened during Bush's presidency. Ten minutes after the accident, the media would have been screaming about Pres. Bush being owned by the petroleum industry, and 3 days after the spill started, there would have been loud complaints about how little had been done and petitions would be circulating to have him arrested for "crimes against nature."

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    Remember, people, there are NO pelicans in ANWR...just millions of acres of nearly-empty land, with oil under just 1.2 out of 19 million acres of land. And land-based drilling technology is proven to be far safer for the environment.

    -- Posted by MrsSmith on Thu, Jun 10, 2010, at 10:22 AM
  • So what you are really saying is that it's OK for the crisis to continue unabated by the Feds as long as Obama is Complainer in Chief?

    I don't think Bush would have waited 13 days to visit the scene, or waited 25 days before he even addressed the problem. He would have been hung in effigy less than a week into this thing!!

    Quit trying to BOIB (Blame it on Bush) every time the Feds screw up!!

    -- Posted by marcus elvis erogenous on Thu, Jun 10, 2010, at 1:49 PM
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    Mrs Smith said... "Remember, people, there are NO pelicans in ANWR...just millions of acres of nearly-empty land,..."

    While I agree to a degree about drilling in the ANWR, you should also consider that the extreme environment of Alaska's northern reaches present problems with similarities to the nightmare developing in the Gulf. Extreme cold causes a metal failures, and cleaning up frozen crude is to be avoided too.

    FYI - You are correct there are no Pelicans, but there are a few other birds that could be impacted. I've listed birds first here since MrsSmith brought them up followed by the mammels that live in the area followed by the fish species.

    I personally wouldn't call it mostly empty land since so many species inhabit such a hostile land...

    GEESE, SWANS, DUCKS

    ___ Greater White-fronted Goose

    Common spring/fall migrant and uncommon breeder on coastal plain. Rare migrant in Brooks Range. Common spring migrant on south side.

    ___ Snow Goose

    Common spring migrant, rare summer visitor and abundant fall migrant on coastal plain. Uncommon spring migrant on south side.

    ___ Ross's Goose

    Casual spring migrant on coastal plain. Hypothetical fall migrant (*).

    ___ Brant

    Uncommon breeder and common migrant on coast.

    ___ Cackling Goose (formerly a subspecies of Canada Goose)

    Common breeder and migrant on coastal plain.

    ___ Canada Goose

    Uncommon breeder on south side. Rare migrant in Brooks Range.

    ___ Trumpeter Swan

    Casual breeder and visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Tundra Swan

    Common breeder on coastal plain. Uncommon migrant on south side.

    ___ Gadwall

    Casual visitor to coastal plain.

    ___ Eurasian Wigeon

    Casual visitor to coastal plain.

    ___ American Wigeon

    Uncommon migrant on coastal plain. Uncommon in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Common breeder on south side.

    ___ Mallard

    Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Uncommon elsewhere on coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Northern Shoveler

    Uncommon visitor on coastal plain and south side. May breed in these areas (*). Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ Northern Pintail

    Common breeder and migrant on coastal plain and on south side. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ Green-winged Teal

    Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Rare breeder and migrant along coast. Common in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Canvasback

    Casual visitor on coastal plain and south side.

    ___ Redhead

    Casual visitor on south side.

    ___ Ring-necked Duck

    Casual visitor in Brooks Range. Likely rare visitor on south side (*).

    ___ Greater Scaup

    Uncommon migrant and visitor along coast. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Common visitor on south side.

    ___ Lesser Scaup

    Rare breeder and visitor on inland areas of coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Common summer resident on south side, where it likely breeds (*).

    ___ Steller's Eider

    Rare visitor along coast.

    ___ Spectacled Eider

    Rare breeder and uncommon visitor along coast.

    ___ King Eider

    Fairly common breeder and uncommon migrant along coast.

    ___ Common Eider

    Common breeder on coastal islands. Common migrant along coast.

    ___ Harlequin Duck

    Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Rare visitor on south side.

    ___ Surf Scoter

    Uncommon migrant along coast. Uncommon on the inland coastal plain and south side. May breed in both areas (*).

    ___ White-winged Scoter

    Rare on inland lakes of coastal plain. Common migrant along coast. Rare visitor in Brooks Range. Common visitor on south side. May breed in all areas (*).

    ___ Black Scoter

    Uncommon migrant along coast.

    ___ Long-tailed Duck

    Common breeder on coastal plain. Abundant fall migrant along coast. Uncommon in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Common visitor and uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Bufflehead

    Rare visitor to Brooks Range and south side.

    ___ Common Goldeneye

    Rare visitor to all areas. May breed on south side (*).

    ___ Barrow's Goldeneye

    Casual visitor on south side.

    ___ Smew

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

    ___ Common Merganser

    Casual visitor on inland coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon visitor to south side.

    ___ Red-breasted Merganser

    Rare breeder and fairly common migrant on coast. Fairly common breeder on inland coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range. Common on south side, where it may breed (*).

    GROUSE, PTARMIGAN

    ___ Ruffed Grouse

    Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Spruce Grouse

    Uncommon permanent resident on south side.

    ___ Willow Ptarmigan

    Uncommon permanent resident along coast. Common to abundant permanent resident elsewhere on Refuge.

    ___ Rock Ptarmigan

    Common permanent resident in all areas of Refuge.

    ___ Sharp-tailed Grouse

    Annual populations vary. Uncommon permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    LOONS

    ___ Red-throated Loon

    Fairly common breeder and migrant along coast. Rare breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Pacific Loon

    Common breeder on coastal plain and south side. Common migrant along coast. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range.

    ___ Common Loon

    Rare visitor along coast. Rare on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Yellow-billed Loon

    Uncommon migrant on coast. Rare migrant on inland coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range and rare breeder on larger lakes in this area.

    GREBES

    ___ Horned Grebe

    Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon on inland coastal plain and south side. May breed in both areas (*).

    ___ Red-necked Grebe

    Casual visitor to coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Rare on south side, where it may breed (*).

    FULMARS, SHEARWATERS

    ___ Northern Fulmar

    Rare offshore visitor.

    ___ Short-tailed Shearwater

    Rare visitor along coast, mostly offshore.

    RAPTORS

    ___ Osprey

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Bald Eagle

    Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Northern Harrier

    Uncommon summer resident on coastal plain. May breed on inland coastal plain (*). Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Uncommon visitor on south side.

    ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk

    Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Northern Goshawk

    Casual visitor on inland coastal plain. Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Swainson's Hawk

    Casual breeder on south side.

    ___ Red-tailed Hawk

    Rare visitor on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Rough-legged Hawk

    Rare visitor along coast. Uncommon breeder on inland areas of coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Rare breeder on south side.

    ___ Golden Eagle

    Fairly common visitor on coastal plain. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

    FALCONS

    ___ American Kestrel

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

    ___ Merlin

    Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon in Brooks Range and on south side. May breed in all areas (*).

    ___ Gyrfalcon

    Uncommon permanent resident on inland coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side. Rare visitor to coast.

    ___ Peregrine Falcon

    Rare breeder and uncommon visitor on coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    COOTS, RAILS

    ___ American Coot

    Rare visitor on south side.

    CRANES

    ___ Sandhill Crane

    Rare breeder and uncommon summer resident on coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

    SHOREBIRDS

    ___ Black-bellied Plover

    Rare breeder and migrant on coastal plain. Fairly common fall migrant along coast. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ American Golden-Plover

    Common breeder on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Rare visitor on south side.

    ___ Semipalmated Plover

    Uncommon breeder on coastal islands. Fairly common breeder on inland coastal plain. Rare visitor elsewhere on coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Killdeer

    Casual visitor on coastal plain.

    ___ Eurasian Dotterel

    Casual visitor on coastal plain.

    ___ Lesser Yellowlegs

    Casual visitor along coast. Uncommon in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Common breeder on south side.

    ___ Solitary Sandpiper

    Rare in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Wandering Tattler

    Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range. Fairly common breeder on south side.

    ___ Spotted Sandpiper

    Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain.Common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Upland Sandpiper

    Fairly common breeder on inland coastal plain, Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Whimbrel

    Uncommon visitor to coast and in Brooks Range. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Rare visitor and breeder on south side.

    ___ Black-tailed Godwit

    Accidental visitor to coast.

    ___ Hudsonian Godwit

    Casual visitor on coastal plain.

    ___ Bar-tailed Godwit

    Uncommon on coastal plain, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Ruddy Turnstone

    Fairly common breeder on coast and uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ Surfbird

    Rare breeder in Brooks Range.

    ___ Red Knot

    Rare migrant along coast.

    ___ Sanderling

    Rare breeder on coastal plain. Rare spring and uncommon fall migrant along coast. Casual visitor on south side.

    ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper

    Abundant breeder in coastal areas and common breeder on inland coastal plain. Common fall migrant along coast. Rare visitor in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Western Sandpiper

    Rare on coastal plain, where it may breed (*). Uncommon fall migrant along coast.

    ___ Red-necked Stint

    Casual visitor on coast.

    ___ Least Sandpiper

    Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

    ___ White-rumped Sandpiper

    Rare breeder and spring migrant, and uncommon fall migrant, on coastal plain. Casual visitor on south side.

    ___ Baird's Sandpiper

    Uncommon breeder on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Common migrant on south side.

    ___ Pectoral Sandpiper

    Abundant breeder on coastal plain. Abundant fall migrant along coast. Fairly common migrant in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Casual migrant on coast.

    ___ Dunlin

    Uncommon breeder and fall migrant along coast. Rare migrant on south side.

    ___ Stilt Sandpiper

    Uncommon breeder and fall migrant on coastal plain.

    ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Uncommon breeder and migrant on coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ Ruff

    Casual visitor on coastal plain.

    ___ Long-billed Dowitcher

    Uncommon breeder and fairly common summer visitor on coastal plain. Common fall migrant along coast. Uncommon migrant on south side.

    ___ Wilson's Snipe

    Rare visitor on coastal plain. Fairly common in Brooks Range. May breed in both these areas (*). Common breeder on south side.

    ___ Wilson's Phalarope

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range.

    ___ Red-necked Phalarope

    Common breeder on coastal plain and south side. Common to abundant fall migrant along coast. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range.

    ___ Red Phalarope

    Fairly common breeder in coastal areas, east to Jago Delta. Uncommon elsewhere on coastal plain. Uncommon fall migrant along coast.

    JAEGERS, GULLS, TERNS

    ___ Pomarine Jaeger

    Common spring migrant, summer visitor, and occasional common breeder on the coast. Breeding occurs in years of high lemming populations. Common migrant in Brooks Range.

    ___ Parasitic Jaeger

    Common summer resident and uncommon breeder on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon migrant on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Long-tailed Jaeger

    Fairly common breeder on inland coastal plain. Common summer resident and rare breeder along coast. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Rare visitor to south side.

    ___ Bonaparte's Gull

    Casual visitor to coastal plain and Brooks Range. Uncommon visitor on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Mew Gull

    Rare visitor and breeder on coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Herring Gull

    Rare migrant and visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Thayer's Gull

    Rare visitor on coastal plain.

    ___ Slaty-backed Gull

    Casual visitor along coast.

    ___ Glaucous-winged Gull

    Casual visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ Glaucous Gull

    Common breeder and abundant summer resident along coast. Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain.Common breeder in Brooks Range.

    ___ Sabine's Gull

    Uncommon breeder and migrant along coast.

    ___ Black-legged Kittiwake

    Rare visitor along coast, mostly offshore.

    ___ Ross' Gull

    Rare migrant along coast.

    ___ Ivory Gull

    Rare migrant along coast.

    ___ Arctic Tern

    Uncommon breeder on coast. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Common summer resident on coastal plain and Brooks Range (breeding not documented). Uncommon visitor on south side.

    ALCIDS

    ___ Thick-billed Murre

    Rare migrant along coast.

    ___ Black Guillemot

    Uncommon summer resident and rare breeder along coast.

    ___ Least Auklet

    Casual visitor along coast.

    ___ Horned Puffin

    Rare visitor along coast.

    ___ Tufted Puffin

    Casual visitor along coast.

    OWLS

    ___ Great Horned Owl

    Uncommon permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Snowy Owl

    Annual populations vary. Uncommon to common permanent resident and occasional rare breeder on coastal plain. Breeding occurs in years of high lemming populations. Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ Northern Hawk-Owl

    Uncommon permanent resident on south side.

    ___ Great Grey Owl

    Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Short-eared Owl

    Uncommon to common breeder on coastal plain. Breeding occurs in years of high lemming populations. Fairly common in Brooks Range. Rare summer visitor on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Boreal Owl

    Uncommon permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    GOATSUCKERS

    ___ Common Nighthawk

    Casual visitor to coastal plain.

    HUMMINGBIRDS

    ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Accidental visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ Rufous Hummingbird

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

    KINGFISHERS

    ___ Belted Kingfisher

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon summer resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    WOODPECKERS

    ___ Downy Woodpecker

    Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Hairy Woodpecker

    Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ American Three-toed Woodpecker

    Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Black-backed Woodpecker

    Rare permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Northern Flicker

    Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    TYRANT FLYCATCHERS

    ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher

    Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Western Wood-Pewee

    Rare on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Alder Flycatcher

    Common breeder on south side.

    ___ Hammond's Flycatcher

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Eastern Phoebe

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

    ___ Say's Phoebe

    Rare visitor on coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range.

    ___ Eastern Kingbird

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range.

    SHRIKES

    ___ Northern Shrike

    Rare visitor on inland coastal plain, where it may breed (*). Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    CORVIDS

    ___ Gray Jay

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Common permanent resident on south side.

    ___ Common Raven

    Uncommon permanent resident and possible rare breeder (*) on coastal plain. Uncommon permanent resident in Brooks Range and on south side, where it may breed (*).

    LARKS

    ___ Horned Lark

    Rare breeder inland and visitor elsewhere on coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range. Rare visitor on south side.

    SWALLOWS

    ___ Tree Swallow

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Violet-green Swallow

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Bank Swallow

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Cliff Swallow

    Rare visitor on coastal plain, where it may breed (*). Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Barn Swallow

    Casual visitor on coastal plain.

    CHICKADEES

    ___ Black-capped Chickadee

    Uncommon permanent resident on south side.

    ___ Boreal Chickadee

    Rare visitor in Brooks Range. Uncommon permanent resident on south side.

    ___ Gray-headed Chickadee

    Uncommon permanent resident in Brooks Range and on south side.

    NUTHATCHES

    ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch

    Casual visitor on south side.

    DIPPERS

    ___ American Dipper

    Uncommon permanent resident throughout Refuge, except along the coast.

    KINGLETS, OLD WORLD WARBLERS, AND THRUSHES

    ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet

    Uncommon visitor in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

    ___ Arctic Warbler

    Rare in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Bluethroat

    Rare breeder on inland coastal plain and in Brooks Range.

    ___ Northern Wheatear

    Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range

    ___ Mountain Bluebird

    Rare breeder in recent burns on south side.

    ___ Townsend's Solitaire

    Uncommon visitor in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush

    Rare visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

    ___ Swainson's Thrush

    Common breeder on south side.

    ___ Hermit Thrush

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ American Robin

    Rare visitor to coast. Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range.Abundant breeder on south side.

    ___ Varied Thrush

    Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

    WAGTAILS, PIPITS

    ___ Eastern Yellow Wagtail

    Fairly common breeder on coastal plain. Rare visitor to south side.

    ___ American Pipit

    Rare breeder and uncommon fall migrant on coastal plain. Abundant breeder in Brooks Range.

    WAXWINGS

    ___ Bohemian Waxwing

    Casual visitor in Brooks Range. Fairly common summer resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Cedar Waxwing

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

    WOOD WARBLERS, SPARROWS, BUNTINGS, BLACKBIRDS

    ___ Orange-crowned Warbler

    Casual visitor to coastal plain. Fairly common breeder on south side.

    ___ Yellow Warbler

    Rare visitor to coast. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Fairly common breeder on south side.

    ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon in Brooks Range. Common breeder on south side.

    ___ Blackpoll Warbler

    Uncommon on south side, where it may breed (*). Rare visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ Northern Waterthrush

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Wilson's Warbler

    Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Western Tanager

    Accidental visitor in Brooks Range.

    ___ American Tree Sparrow

    Rare visitor to coast. Common breeder on inland coastal plain. Abundant breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Chipping Sparrow

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Rare on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Clay-colored Sparrow

    Accidental visitor on coastal plain.

    ___ Savannah Sparrow

    Common breeder on coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Fox Sparrow

    Rare visitor on coast. Rare breeder on inland coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Lincoln's Sparrow

    Rare breeder on south side.

    ___ White-throated Sparrow

    Casual visitor on coastal plain.

    ___ White-crowned Sparrow

    Rare visitor along coast. Uncommon breeder on inland coastal plain. Common breeder in Brooks Range. Abundant breeder on south side.

    ___ Golden-crowned Sparrow

    Rare in Brooks Range, where it may breed (*). Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Dark-eyed Junco

    Rare visitor on coastal plain. Uncommon breeder in Brooks Range. Abundant breeder on south side.

    ___ Lapland Longspur

    Abundant breeder on coastal plain and in Brooks Range. Uncommon migrant on south side.

    ___ Smith's Longspur

    Rare visitor to coastal plain. Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range and on south side.

    ___ Snow Bunting

    Common breeder along coast and in Brooks Range.

    ___ Red-winged Blackbird

    Casual visitor on coastal plain and in Brooks Range.

    ___ Rusty Blackbird

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Rare visitor in Brooks Range. Uncommon breeder on south side.

    ___ Brown-headed Cowbird

    Casual visitor on coastal plain.

    FINCHES

    ___ Gray-crowned Rosy-finch

    Fairly common breeder in Brooks Range. Uncommon summer resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ Pine Grosbeak

    Uncommon permanent resident on south side, where it may breed (*).

    ___ White-winged Crossbill

    Common permanent resident on south side.

    ___ Common Redpoll

    Common breeder on coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side. Permanent resident on south side.

    ___ Hoary Redpoll

    Common breeder on coastal plain, in Brooks Range and on south side. Permanent resident on south side.

    ___ Pine Siskin

    Casual visitor on coastal plain. Rare visitor on south side.

    Here is the list of mammals...

    INSECTIVORES (shrews)

    ____ Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus) Wet areas and forests.

    ____ Dusky Shrew (Sorex monticolus) Wet meadows and forests south of the mountains.

    ____ Pygmy Shrew (Sorex hoyi) Forests and open areas south of the mountains.

    ____ Tundra Shrew (Sorex tundrensis) Wet tundra and forests.

    ____ Barren Ground Shrew (Sorex ugyunak) Wet tundra and forests.

    LAGOMORPHS (hares and rabbits)

    ____ Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Forests and shrub thickets.

    RODENTS (squirrels, voles, lemmings, etc.)

    ____ Alaska Marmot (Marmota broweri) Rocky, mountainous areas.

    ____ Arctic Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus parryii) well-drained areas.

    ____ Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Forests.

    ____ Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) Ponds and marshes south of the mountains.

    ____ Beaver (Castor canadensis) Lakes and rivers south of the mountains.

    ____ Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) Meadows and open forests south of the mountains.

    ____ Tundra Vole (Microtus oeconomus) Meadows near water.

    ____ Yellow-cheeked Vole (Microtus xanthognathus) Forests and wet areas.

    ____ Singing Vole (Microtus miurus) Well-drained tundra and shrub thickets near water.

    ____ Northern Red-backed Vole (Myodes rutilus) Tundra and forests.

    ____ Brown Lemming (Lemmus sibiricus (trimucronatus)) Well-drained raised areas in wet-sedge tundra.

    ____ Northern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys borealis) Wet areas, forests, and meadows south of the mountains.

    ____ Collared Lemming (Dicrostonyx groenlandicus) Sedge tundra.

    ____ Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) Forests and shrub thickets.

    CANIDS (foxes and wolves)

    ____ Coyote (Canis latrans) Rare in open areas.

    ____ Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) All areas.

    ____ Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus) Tundra north of the mountains.

    ____ Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) All areas.

    FELIDS (cats)

    ____ Lynx (Lynx canadensis) Forests.

    URSIDS (bears)

    ____ Black Bear (Ursus americanus) Forests.

    ____ Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) Valleys, plateaus, and open areas.

    ____ Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Along the coast and on ocean ice.

    MUSTELIDS (weasels)

    ____ Marten (Martes americana) Forests.

    ____ Ermine (Mustela erminea) Open forests and tundra.

    ____ Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis) Open, wet areas.

    ____ Mink (Mustela vison) Wet areas south of the mountains.

    ____ Wolverine (Gulo gulo) Forests and tundra.

    ____ River Otter (Lontra canadensis) Rivers and lakes mainly south of the mountains.

    CERVIDS (deer)

    ____ Moose (Alces alces) Forests, shrub thickets, and wet areas.

    ____ Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) All areas.

    BOVIDS (goats and sheep)

    ____ Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) Tundra north of the mountains.

    ____ Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli) Rocky slopes and meadows in the mountains.

    PINNIPEDS (seals and walrus)

    ____ Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) Rare along the coast.

    ____ Spotted Seal (Phoca largha) Coastal waters and on ocean ice.

    ____ Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida) Ocean ice along the coast.

    ____ Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus) Coastal waters and on ocean ice.

    CETACEANS (whales)

    ____ Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Coastal waters.

    ____ Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Rare in coastal waters.

    ____ Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) Coastal waters.

    And last but not least, the list of fish...

    Freshwater Species

    ____ Sheefish (Stenodus leucichthys)

    ____ Round whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum)

    ____ Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush)

    ____ Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

    ____ Northern pike (Esox lucius)

    ____ Lake chub (Couesius plumbeus)

    ____ Longnose sucker (Catostomus catostomus)

    ____ Trout-perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus)

    ____ Burbot (Lota lota)

    ____ Ninespine stickleback (Pungitius pungitius)

    ____ Slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus)

    ____ Threespine stickleback (Gasterasteus aculeatus)

    ____ Alaska blackfish (Dallia pectoralis)

    ____ Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus)

    Anadromous Species

    (* denotes freshwater-only form of species also)

    ____ Least cisco* (Coregonus sardinella)

    ____ Bering cisco* (Coregonus laurettae)

    ____ Arctic cisco (Coregonus autumnalis)

    ____ Broad whitefish* (Coregonus nasus)

    ____ Humpback whitefish* (Coregonus pidschian)

    ____ Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

    ____ Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

    ____ Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

    ____ Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

    ____ Rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax)

    ____ Arctic lamprey* (Lampetra japonica)

    ____ Dolly Varden* (Salvelinus malma)

    Marine Species

    ____ Pacific herring (Clupea harengus Pallas)

    ____ Capelin (Mallotus villosus)

    ____ Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida)

    ____ Saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis)

    ____ Fourhorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus quadricornis)

    ____ Arctic sculpin (Myoxocephalus scorpioides)

    ____ Greenland seasnail (Liparis tunicatus)

    ____ Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus)

    ____ Slender eelblenny (Lumpenus fabricii)

    ____ Stout eelblenny (Lumpenus medius)

    ____ Eelpouts (Lycodes spp.)

    ____ Arctic flounder (Pleuromectes glacialis)

    ____ Starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus)

    ____ Arctic hookear sculpin (Artediellus scaber)

    ____ Arctic staghorn sculpin (Gymmocanthus tricuspis)

    ____ Whitespotted greenling (Hexagrammus stelleri)

    ____ Bering wolffish (Anarchichas orientalis)

    The above list can be seen at... http://arctic.fws.gov/wildlife_habitat.h...

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 7:26 PM
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